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Rolling Stone co-founder Jann Wenner removed from Rock Hall leadership after controversial comments

  • Jann Wenner, co-founder of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, has been removed from the board of directors after making comments that were seen as denigrating Black and female musicians.
  • Wenner's comments sparked controversy, with him implying that Black and female artists did not measure up to the historical standard of rock 'n' roll. He suggested adding artists who may not meet the same standard just to avoid criticism.
  • Wenner's remarks disregarded the contributions of influential Black artists like Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, and Curtis Mayfield, devaluing their talent and impact. His removal from the board signifies a stand against such discriminatory views in the music industry.
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